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Name: Marianne  Mithun
Institution: University of California, Santa Barbara
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.linguistics.ucsb.edu/people/mithun.html
State and/or Country: CA
USA   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Morphology
Syntax
Typology
Anthropological Linguistics
Genetic Classification
Subject Language(s): BarbareƱo
Cayuga
Yupik, Central
Mohawk
Navajo
Pampanga
Pomo, Central
Seneca
Selayar
Tuscarora
Language Family(ies): Iroquoian
Northern Iroquoian
Selected Publications: The Languages of Native North America, Cambridge University Press, 1999, 2001
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Languages of Native North America
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  The Languages of Native North America
Courses Taught: Morphology, Syntax, Language Change, Typology, Language Contact, Field Methods, Grammar Writing, North American Indian languages
Dissertation Director * of: The Phonology and Morphology of the Tanacross Athabaskan Language
(Gary Holton, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Adverbial Clauses in BarbareƱo Chumash Narrative Discourse
(Suzanne Wash, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Discourse, Landscape, and Directional Reference in Ahtna
(Andrea Berez, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Past Tense Forms and their Functions in South Conchucos Quechua: Time, evidentiality, discourse structure, and affect
(Diane Hintz, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Directives in Lingala: Participation and subjectivity in a Congolese women's church group
(Annette Harrison, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Aspect and Aspectual Interfaces in South Conchucos Quechua: The emergence of grammatical systems
(Daniel Hintz, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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